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CPHS_English 11B - Essay: Evaluation - Rubric

Rubric

 

Sophisticated - 4

Skilled - 3

Sufficient - 2

Insufficient - 1

Thesis &

Organization



 

Sophisticated development of a clear and supportable thesis.

Organizes complex ideas and concepts.

Includes informative and illustrative details that support the thesis.

Skilled development of a clear and supportable thesis.

 

Organizes complex ideas and concepts.

 

Includes informative details that support the thesis.

Sufficient development of a clear and supportable thesis.

 

Attempts to organize ideas and concepts.

 

Includes details and information that sometimes support the thesis.

Thesis is unclear or unsupportable.

 

Unclear organization creates confusion.  

 

Includes details unrelated to the thesis.

Synthesis of Research

Synthesis of research from   multiple sources is sophisticated and thoroughly develops topic.

 

Research from sources is paraphrased accurately and supplements author’s thesis and ideas.

 

Direct quotations are carefully selected and skillfully integrated into author’s own writing.

Synthesis of research from multiple sources skillfully develops topic.

 

Research from sources is paraphrased and connects to author’s thesis and ideas.

 

Direct quotations are mostly carefully selected and skillfully integrated into author’s own writing.

Majority of research is cited from one source and somewhat develops topic.

 

Research is not carefully paraphrased.



 

Excessive use of direct quotations.

Research is not connected to the assigned topic.

 

Source origin is unclear.

No attempt to paraphrase research.

 

Direct quotations are not integrated into author’s own writing.

 

Language Use



 

The use of language enhances the explanation.

 

Sophisticated use of varied syntax and purposeful transitions.

 

While a few minor errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics may be present, they do not impede understanding.

The use of language conveys the explanation with clarity, and word choice is adequate and sometimes precise.

 

Skilled use of varied syntax and purposeful transitions.

 

While errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics are present, they rarely impede understanding.

The use of language is basic and only somewhat clear, and word choice is general and occasionally imprecise.

 

Sufficient use of varied syntax and transitions.

 

Distracting errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics may be present, but they generally do not impede understanding.

The use of language fails to demonstrate skill in responding to the task, and word choice is imprecise and often difficult to comprehend.

 

Sentence structure is repetitive, and transitions are insufficient or are missing.

 

Errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics are pervasive and often impede understanding.

APA Formatting

(in-text citations, references page, cover page, page numbers, running header, etc.)

Sophisticated use of APA format; all elements are present and correct.

Skilled use of APA format; all elements are present, but there may be some minor errors.

Sufficient use of APA format; in-text citations and reference page are present, but there may be many errors; other elements may be missing or flawed.

Insufficient use of APA format; errors detract from overall product; missing one or more major elements such as in-text citations or references.